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The Jerk Blu-ray

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1970s Best of the Decade / Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet Universal Studios | 1979 | 94 min | Rated R | Jul 09, 2013

The Jerk (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: DTS 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UV digital copy
iTunes digital copy

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 2.8 of 52.8
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 1.4 of 51.4
Based on 3 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Comedy100%
Coming of age36%
70%
popularity
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The Jerk

 (1979)

The Jerk Blu-ray features poor video and solid audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Steve Martin portrays Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches and right back to rags. Along the way, he's smitten with a lady motorcycle racer, survives a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer, becomes a millionaire by inventing the "Opti-grab" handle for eyeglasses - and shows why he's one of the hottest comic performers in the world.

For more about The Jerk and the The Jerk Blu-ray release, see the The Jerk Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, M. Emmet Walsh, Mabel King, Richard Ward, Dick Anthony Williams
Director: Carl Reiner

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The Jerk Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.0 of 5

The Jerk is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Universal Studios with a VC-1 encoded 1080p transfer in 1.85:1. My hunch is this is a pretty old master, as it is often times pretty fuzzy and ill defined. It's not quite as bad as an upscale, but it rarely rises to anything approaching high definition splendor. Part of this is no doubt due to the source elements, for The Jerk was never an overly "pretty" film to begin with. But some of the midrange shots here are surprisingly soft looking and even some close-ups lack appreciable fine detail. Colors are decent, if a bit pallid at times. Contrast is actually fairly good and consistent throughout the film. The good news, at least for Universal catalog release watchers, is there's more than abundant grain in evidence—Universal either didn't care or want to spend the money on "improving" this outing by digitally scrubbing it.


The Jerk Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Jerk features a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix which wisely doesn't try to reinvent the wheel in terms of the film's original mono sound mix. While that means there isn't a whale of a lot of immersion here, it also means the original sound design doesn't sound overly artificial in this repurposed track. Dialogue is resolutely front and center and discrete channelization is limited mostly to the music as well as some of the foley effects (notably in the sniper sequence as well as some of the carnival segments). Fidelity is very good and dynamic range is fairly wide for a comedy. It does seem a little odd that Universal would want to offer a surround mix on this small scale film, and some might have wished the original mono track had been included as an option.



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The Jerk Blu-ray - May 8, 2013

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of The Jerk, the classic 1979 Carl Reiner-directed comedy starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, M. Emmet Walsh, Bill Macy and Catlin Adams. The Jerk streets on July 9th.


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